University of Houston-Victoria and Townsquare Media would like to congratulate Madeline Herrera on being the Athlete of the Week.

Player: Madeline Herrera, Second Baseman

Classification: Sophomore

Hometown: Baytown, Texas

High School/Previous School: Goose Creek Memorial High School

Statistics for the Week: Compiled a .400 batting average going 6-for-15 at the plate with five runs and two RBIs to help the Jaguars go 3-2 at the Gulf Coast Invitational. She also had a double and a home run to finish the week with a .667 slugging percentage and a .471 on-base percentage. She did not commit and error in 21 chance as she recorded 13 putouts and 8 assists..

Major: Criminal Justice

What advice would you give to a younger player about the sport you are involved in that would help them improve? To push through when you want to give up, because the outcome is worth the effort you put in.

What is your background and experience in the sport you participate in? I played Little League when I was 10, and then started playing select ball from that point on.

What is the song you like to hear for your walk-up music or that gets you into the mood for the game? Anything by Drake

What is your favorite food? Pasta

Who is your favorite athlete? Manny Machado

The University of Houston-Victoria, located in the heart of the Coastal Bend region, offers courses leading to 70 bachelor’s and master’s degree programs and concentrations in the schools of Arts & Sciences; Business Administration; and Education, Health Professions & Human Development. UHV provides face-to-face classes at its Victoria campus, as well as teaching sites in Fort Bend and Harris counties, and online classes that students can take from anywhere. Since its founding in 1973, UHV has provided students with a quality university education from excellent faculty at an affordable price.